How To Reheat A Burrito? Learn The Techniques To Do It Right!

How To Reheat A Burrito? Learn The Techniques To Do It Right!

Burritos are just one of those that I call "yummy luxuries" in my simple life. It never fails to give me the satisfaction after a quick bite. I have a favorite food stand that I frequently pass by who got the precise taste for my craving taste buds.

How To Reheat A Burrito?

Do you have your own particular flavor for this food? I like mine spicy. Have you tried buying a lot like there is no tomorrow? I did. Sometimes, I got this greedy habit when it gets to my favorite food.

I stored some in the fridge. Yet the question is, "How to reheat a burrito to make it taste just like when you freshly bought it, hot and delicious?". We will learn how to reheat it in no time but first, let us know some facts about burrito!


What Is A Burrito?

What Is A Burrito?

Burritos are one of the high-selling items in Tex-Mex restaurants. In Spanish, "Burro" means donkey. "Burrito" means a little donkey. Yet, in all the recipes I searched for burritos, there is no ingredient that is related to a donkey. I was wondering, why did they choose the name?

All I’ve got is a tale of how this dish was sold a long time ago. It was told that at first in Mexico, this tortilla wrapped food was sold out by a man (Juan Mendez) using a donkey cart. The tortilla flour keeps the meat mixture warm inside. As time passed by, the dish became popular and hence known today as "Burrito".

This is commonly called in Mexico "Tacos de Harina". I like to think of it that way, because we can never be sure about its true origin.

What is important is that now, this "Burrito", a mixture of meat, veggies, cheese, and sauce, that is wrapped up in a tortilla flour, is quite a hit!

How To Reheat A Burrito?

Burritos are delicious in its own special way. It is best eaten when warm. So, when you got leftover burritos or just bought some but took you a long while to eat, you will feel the need to reheat them.

However, it is a little tricky when it comes to reheating because if you do not know how to do it, it will end up so mushy. If you do it just right, you will enjoy a burrito as fresh as you have bought it!

How To Reheat A Burrito?

So here are a few steps and tips on how to do it.

Using the Oven

What will you need?

  • Burrito.
  • Foil.

How to do it?

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Get your burrito and wrap it with your prepared aluminum foil.
  3. Put the burrito inside and heat for an average of 15 minutes.
  4. Take it out and help yourself!

Using the Microwave

What will you need?

  • Burrito.
  • Instant-thermometer.
  • Microwave safe serving dish.
  • Water.

How to do it?

  1. First, you need to moisten the tortilla. Drip or sprinkle a little amount of water on top of the tortilla. Do not wet the whole tortilla, just the exposed part of it.
  2. Use a microwave safe dish and put the burrito on it. Place the dish at the center of the microwave.
  3. Cook the burrito on high heat for a minute. Open the microwave, turn it over. Make sure it is still at the center of the dish.
  4. Cook the turned burrito again for another minute.
  5. Open the microwave, insert your instant thermometer into the center part of the burrito and check if it reached 165 degrees F. Repeat this process all over the burrito parts. Make sure that all parts are evenly 165 degrees F hot.
    If not, reheat the burrito for another half a minute or until it is already evenly 165 degree F.
  6. Remove the burrito from the microwave and wait for it to be warm enough for you to eat. Enjoy!

Using the Skillet

What will you need?

  • Burrito.
  • Tong or what you have to turn the burrito.
  • Skillet.

How to do it?

  1. Heat the burrito in a skillet on low heat.
  2. Cover and heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip it every 2 minutes to avoid burning.
    It will make the tortilla crispy but it still tastes good!

I found out that we have different methods on reheating the burrito leftovers. This means people have their own preferences on how they like it. The reheating is also dependent on what type of burrito you have on hand.

Burritos have different types. Each type has a different filling or even a different method of wrapping it up. When it comes to heating, you need to consider the meat mixture inside. The length of time will vary because of this.

I guess you need to do the reheating several times to master your desired result. Of course, this may mean you have to buy more of it!

Different Types Of Burritos

All burritos are wrapped up with tortilla flour. The difference between each type is the filling inside.


Different Types Of Burritos: Traditional Mexican Burrito

This simple burrito is smaller in size compared to other types. The filling includes beef meat and refried beans. This classic burrito is usually the basis of the other types.


With steamed tortilla, it weighs 800 grams making it the largest burrito worldwide. This could be your meal for the whole day! Because of its enormous size, this is usually packed with tin foil so it won’t burst open.


This is an impeccable mix of Mexican flavors of marinated tender chicken or beef together with crispy French fries.


Breakfast Burritos

This burrito is made for breakfast so it is stuffed with everything you usually eat at breakfast (bacon, sausage, eggs, chorizo). Sure gives you a good start for the day.


Unlike other types, this burrito is stuffed with the traditional fillings but then layered with green or red chili based sauce. My favorite kind of spicy burrito!


Different Types Of Burritos: Chimichanga

This wrapped burrito is deep fried. Its ingredients include tender ground beef and tangy bell peppers encased in the well-known crunchy tortilla. It is the most prevalent shared photos on Instagram because of its distinctive appearance.


A mixture of Korean and Mexican flavor the fillings include Asian ingredients and fish. Now to be booming in business, this type has climbed high in the market.

Was your reheating a success? You have learned how to reheat burrito and its different kinds today. However, you can make your own style out of it. Tortillas are being sold everywhere; if you have some on hand in your pantry, you can make your own stuffing however you like it to be.

You’ll never know, you can create a new type of burrito that will be sold out worldwide! To those who are interested you can start inventing it now, and don’t forget to share with us! Good luck!

How To Reheat A Burrito? Learn The Techniques To Do It Right!
5 (19) votes

About the Author Rose

There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.

follow me on:

Leave a Comment: